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Welcome to The Wine Vault. Join us each week for a new podcast episode highlighting some great (and not so great) wines. While we’ll focus on value wines, occasionally we’ll stray into the exotic. We are The Wine Vault, after all. Raise your glass and join us, on The Wine Vault. Cheers!
 
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Bodegas Borsao Vina Borgia Tinto Domino de Eguren Protocolo Tinto Bodegas Borsao Tinto Seleccion In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky seek to find the best sub $10 Spanish value red wine. To do this they review Bodegas Borsao's Vina Borjia and Borsao Seleccion and Domaine de Eguren Protocolo. Will they find what they seek, or will the search cont…
 
In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky review for the first time a wine from Costco, the suspiciously cheap Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet. Will Costco prove to be a purveyor of true classic value wines, or is this wine one that Scott would refer to as "suffering from bottle variation" (Scott's nice way of saying the wine is epic crap…
 
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Turley Wine Cellars Estate Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc In this episode, Rob, Scott and Becky explore the differences in grocery store wine and boutique wines. To do this they test Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Turley Wine Cellars Estate Napa Sauvignon Blanc. So come join us, on The Wine Vault!…
 
R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva In this episode, Rob, Scott and Becky find out what happens when a wine retailer discounts a wine by 90% when they review the 2005 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva. Will the wine age gracefully, or will the wine be an old haggard mess like Scott? We shall see...on The Wine Vault.…
 
Tikves Winery Special Selection Vranec In this episode, Rob issues a new challenge to Scott and Becky to test their blind tasting ability. To properly and fairly do this, Rob looks to the well known Macedonian wine industry, and their Tikves Winery Special Selection Vranec. Will Scott and Becky show their true abilities and properly identify the Vr…
 
Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon In this episode, Rob conducts yet another blind tasting challenge as Becky and Scott attempt to work together to identify the 2012 Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Will their teamwork payoff, or will Becky allow Scott to speak and think? We shall see... on The Wine Vault.…
 
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet In this episode, Rob curates a blind tasting where Becky and Scott both attempt to identify the truly lovely Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet. Will they (Becky and Scott) show amazing wine acumen and knowledge, or will Scott guess the wine is Petite Sirah once again? We shall see... on The Wine Vault.…
 
Le Cardinale Blanc de Blancs Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky have a competition between France and Spain to see who has the best value priced sparkler. Is it the French Le Cardinale Blanc de Blancs or the Spanish Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut? We shall see...on The Wine Vault.…
 
Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review a festively bad Cabernet from Michael David Winery in their Freakshow Cabernet. Will the wine ascend above it's gimmicky label and the known questionable pedigree of Michael David Winery, or does it perfectly represent what we've come to expect from them? We s…
 
Joel Gott California Sauvignon Blanc Rafael Tirado Laberinto Sauvignon Blanc In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky conduct a challenge between Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc from California and Rafael Tirado Liberinto Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. Will Chile rule the day, or will Joel Gott, which is available in grocery stores, truck stops, and gas stati…
 
Martin Ray Napa Valley Cabernet Calcu Reserva Especial Cabernet In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky hold a competition of cabernets as Martin Ray Napa Valley Cab takes on a the Chilean Calcu Reserva Especial Cab. Will the Chilean offering score a surprise win, or since Scott bought it, is its fate sealed? We shall see... on The Wine Vault.…
 
Skyside North Coast Cabernet In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review a wine made by the illuminate that is affiliated with a Napa Valley standard, Newton, in the Skyside North Coast Cabernet. Will the Skyside redeem the excessively inclusive AVA North Coast, or will they be wishing for a wine from Lodi (God help us)? We shall see...on The…
 
Robert Biale Vineyards Party Line Zinfandel In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review the entry level Zinfandel from Robert Biale, in their Party Line North Coast Zinfandel. Will Robert Biale create a value priced masterpiece rivaling wines three times the price, or did they do what they normally do and lower the bar for top level Zinfandel…
 
Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac Chateau Bourdieu N 1 In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky celebrate the birth of Scott which happened roughly 125 years ago, give or take a year or two. To do this they conduct mostly the most unfair comparison ever on the show. They pit the young and higher scoring (The Decanter, so...) Chateau Bourdieu N 1 against …
 
Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky review a Sonoma County value blockbuster by Ridge Vineyards in their Three Valleys Zinfandel blend. Will this wine reach The Wine Vault Hall of Fame, or will Becky be under orders from her superiors to seed chaos and dissent? We shall see... on The Wine Vault.…
 
Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir In this episode, Rob, Scott and Becky all return to Chile for Montsecano Refugio Pinot Noir. Further, Scott and Becky are pitted against one another in a clash of futility in a game of Pro v. Con. Will Scott prove his intellectual superiority in this game, or is he incapable of preforming miracles? We shall see... on T…
 
Dark Horse Brut Bubbles Underwood "The Bubbles" Andre Brut Can In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all explore the depressing world of canned carbonated sparkling wines in the Dark Horse Brut Bubbles, Underwood "The Bubbles", and Andre Brut. Will these cans of liquid actually mimic real sparkling wines, or will they instead mimic paint thinner? …
 
Apaltagua Reserva Malbec Vaglio Aggie Malbec In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky conduct a competition between Argentina and Chile as they see which county makes the better Malbec. For Chile, the show welcomes an old friend with Apaltagua's Reserva Malbec. Then for Argentina, a budding superstar in Malbec is reviewed in the Vaglio Aggie Malbec. …
 
2001 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape In this episode, Rob and Scott wait until Becky goes to bed to open an aged classic in the 2001 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf du Pape. Further, Rob and Scott sample the world famous wine trivia game that you can find at closeout stores around the country, Wine Wars. So come join us on The Wine Vault!…
 
Sugar Beet Ranch Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon In this episode, Rob and Scott review a junk wine with with little to no internet presence in Sugar Beet Ranch Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon. Further, they explore who and why someone may buy this wine, assuming they could find it. Will this reveal a great deal about the human psyche, or will it remind you why you…
 
Decoy Limited Napa Cabernet Sauvignon In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review a new line from Duckhorn's Decoy wines in the Limited Napa Valley Cabernet. Will this wine make the show forget the loveliness that was the Sonoma Cabernet from Decoy, or will they be thankful that this wine is "limited" in it's production. We shall see...on The…
 
Castello Romitorio Romitoro In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review a Petit Verdot, Syrah blend from Italy in Castello Romitorio Romitoro. Further, the show once again wades into the waters of social issues as they discuss recent scandals in the wine industry. Will they expose and ridicule bad actors in the industry, or are they just refe…
 
Escudo Rojo Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review an excellent value from Chile in Escudo Rojo Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon. Will the Escudo Rojo reach the Wall of Fame, or will Scott, bitter from his life failures, attempt to derail the wine's achievements. We shall see...on The Wine Vault.…
 
Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Superieur Rouge In this episode, Rob, Scott, and Becky all review a classic value wine from France in Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Superieur. Will this wine display a classic elegance that only French wine can display, or is Scott a shill for Bonanza Cabernet and demand the wine be a fruit bomb? We shall see... on The Wine Va…
 
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